This is a beautifully simple ecological network model that can simulate predator-prey and competitive multispecies dynamics. This is the B model of the paper 1, I read it long ago and for many years I wanted to make a version of it, finally, I did it.
You can find the source code here https://github.com/lsaravia/snim, to install it you need to clone it using git clone or download and compile it, following the instructions in the README will be enough.
Antarctica is seriously affected by climate change, particularly at the Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) where a rapid regional warming is observed. Potter Cove is a WAP fjord at Shetland Islands that constitutes a biodiversity hotspot where over …
SNIM This is a C++11 implementation of a stochastic multispecies model. The model has multiple applications to investigate the relationship between ecological interactions (competition, predation) and diversity. It involves a discrete definition of individuals belonging to a given set of species. The dynamics are essentially probabilistic at the microscopic scale, but it leads to recognizable macroscopic patterns both in space and time. The model in is actual version is spatially implicit but a spatially explicit version is planned (never did it).
One can think of different ways that biodiversity can be regulated in the framework of food-webs or more generally networks of interactions:
Top-down: the effect of predation, hervibory, parasitism
In a more microscopic way could also have stabilizing influence or not
Competitive or negative interactions
Mutualistic or positive interactions
No interactions (Neutral)